Category: Rituals & Workings Written by Sarah Chamizo
One of the first things many people want to know about magic is whether they can use it to make money. The answer is yes, but it requires a deeper understanding of what money is.
In our culture, we treat money as an object to possess rather than an energy to share. From the mystic’s perspective, money—like everything else—is a process, and not a finite substance. We’re encouraged to indulge in anxiety about having enough money, and we connect our bank statement to our value as human beings. Unfortunately, this mentality only results in endless anxiety.
When we realize that money is not an object, but an energy, then we can really start working our magic. The best money magic spell is generosity. Simply the act of sharing what you have—especially when you have little—will generate financial energy that must karmically return to you. The sages teach that there is no difference between yourself and another, that we are all one, different fingers on the same hand. So giving to another is the same as giving to yourself, not because of a future karmic reward, but because giver and receiver are one.
Just generously giving what you can will effectively bring money back your way. Something as small as offering a homeless person change, or handsomely tipping the cab driver. These small acts inform the universe that you are a giver, an active participant in the circle of sharing, so the universe will continue to share with you. Remember that the universe is a mirror, so if you are fearful that there’s not enough in spite of all the universe’s abundance, if you indulge in worrying about money, then your world will reflect anxiety back to you, impoverishing you endlessly.
So start by being more generous. No matter how generous you already think you are, if you are having money problems, then generosity is the perfect place to start solving those problems. To do this wholeheartedly, you’ll have to also cultivate gratitude. Give what you give to whomever you want as an offering of gratitude to the forces that have birthed and sustained you thus far. If you’re feeling poor, broke and abandoned by the money gods, remember all the free air you’ve breathed your whole life, the free sunshine that rises every morning, the free water that falls from the sky, the food that just comes out of the ground for you. Remember and feel some gratitude. The more gratitude you cultivate, the more your world will give you blessings to be grateful for.
But sometimes, you need to bring out the big guns. Whether foreclosure is looming, job prospects are dim, or credit card debt is piling up, sometimes you need some divine intervention. There are two ways magic can help.
First, you should absolutely perform spells, ceremonies and rituals intended to affect you personally. Perhaps to make you more charming, articulate and commanding in order to land a job. Spells meant to enhance your own qualities are an excellent way to boost your luck. You can simply write a description of your ideal self as if you’re already doing it (ie: “I am charming, articulate and commanding.”). Light a green candle, visualize what it feels like to have your dream job, and then burn the writing.
Second, you can consider casting a spell meant to affect the outer world and bring you more wealth. You should only bother with this approach if working only yourself hasn’t solved the problem. Start by casting a spell on yourself and your own qualities so that you can resolve the issue directly. But when all else fails, you can try this method instead:
Go for a walk in a busy area—ideally a place of commerce—and collect 13 lucky pennies. A lucky penny is any penny you find that’s facing up. Any pennies you find facing down, you should turn over for someone else, but don’t keep it yourself. In a pinch, you can use dimes, nickels or quarters, but whatever you choose, you should not mix & match. You might need to take several walks.
Put the lucky coins in a suitable container like a glass mason jar and fill it with water. You can dress it by adding a combination of these common household herbs: cinnamon, thyme, basil, cloves and ginger. You can pick a few or just one, whatever you have on hand.
Seal the jar by closing its container and burning a green candle atop it, meditating as you do so and visualizing yourself enjoying the wealth you’re about to receive.
On the night of the Full Moon, bury the jar in the earth at a place it won’t be disturbed. On the dirt above it, draw a pentagram with the top point to the west.
If you can’t get out into nature to bury your spell properly, here’s an alternative method: instead of filling the jar of pennies with water, fill it with dirt. You can collect the dirt from outside or a small packet of soil. You could also use sand from the beach or fill it up with rocks. Dress the dirt with the same herbs mentioned above. Seal the jar with a green candle, do your meditation, and then you can leave the spell on your altar. When the spell is no longer relevant, you should still take it out somewhere in nature and bury it, drawing a westward facing pentagram on the soil above. This act seals your spell, planting a seed of wealth that will grow over time. Generally, you don’t really want to dispose of the spell by emptying the contents of the jar, as that might adversely affect your future finances.
Try the money spell to boost your finances, level up your career, or to bail you out of tough times. Remember to start by first casting the twin spells of gratitude and generosity. Then attempt spells directed at improving yourself and enhancing your innate talents. Finally, reach to the Money Jar spell when nothing else does the trick.
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